Federal Judge Compels Arbitration In Consumer's Credit Card Suit

Federal Judge Compels Arbitration In Consumer's Credit Card Suit

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - A federal judge in West Virginia on Sept. 25 compelled arbitration in a suit in which a consumer alleged that a bank's attempts to collect her credit card debt were illegal, outrageous and an invasion of her privacy, ruling that it is up to an arbitrator, and not the court, to decide whether the arbitration clause in her credit card agreement is unconscionable (Mildred Thornton v. First National Bank Credit Card, et al., No. 12-00492, S.D. W.Va.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 136049).

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